SOS Mediterranee relaunches migrant rescue missions off Libya

World / Social Issues Jul 22, 2019

SOS Mediterranee relaunches migrant rescue missions off Libya

Humanitarian group SOS Mediterranee said Sunday it has relaunched rescue efforts off Libya seven months after it abandoned operations using its ship Aquarius and despite a refusal by European ports to accept the migrants. The Norwegian-flagged Ocean Viking will "conduct search and rescue activities in ...

Libya extradites Manchester bomber's brother to U.K.

World / Crime & Legal Jul 18, 2019

Libya extradites Manchester bomber's brother to U.K.

Libya on Wednesday extradited to Britain the brother of a suicide bomber who attacked an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester in May 2017 and killed 22 people, officials said. Salman Abedi's brother, Hashem, who was arrested in Libya days after the bombing, was handed over ...

French missile claim hints at role in war to take Tripoli, Libya minister says

World Jul 15, 2019

French missile claim hints at role in war to take Tripoli, Libya minister says

France's admission that it owned sophisticated U.S.-made missiles found at a Libyan base seized from strongman Khalifa Hifter's forces indicates it backs his offensive to seize the capital, the interior minister of Libya's internationally recognized government said. The Javelin anti-tank missiles were uncovered when government ...

Four reported killed as car bombs explode near Benghazi forces leaders

World Jul 12, 2019

Four reported killed as car bombs explode near Benghazi forces leaders

At least two bomb-laden vehicles exploded Thursday near a group of Libyan National Army leaders in their eastern stronghold of Benghazi, killing four people and wounding 33 others and casting doubt on the LNA's three-month-old offensive on Tripoli, the U.N.-backed government's capital. The spokesman for ...

Malta let in 44 migrants from Alan Kurdi rescue ship

World / Social Issues Jul 10, 2019

Malta let in 44 migrants from Alan Kurdi rescue ship

Forty-four migrants, including women and children, plucked from their stricken vessel in the Mediterranean arrived in Malta Tuesday after charity boat Alan Kurdi handed the shipwreck victims over to the Maltese coast guard on the high-seas. Malta agreed to take in those rescued by the ...